Derivation of Destiny

No one can say for certain
where a waterfall begins or when the consequences
of revolution first cascade toward change.
Even so, anyone paying attention knows
government’s lie to their people.
And in their lies we find seldom spoken truths
no matter how hidden or how hard we strive to avoid
what cannot be unseen. These truths,
like traces of water in snow, ultimately reveal
the derivation of destiny.

R. M. Dolin, 2015